Our new action plan is here!
Read our county-wide action plan and the plan for your home community.
Our new action plan is here!
Thank you for all of the input you have given us throughout this campaign.
We are so excited to see these plans come to life in the coming years!
Love where you live … TODAY!
Learn more about how you can help write the Next Chapter in Elkhart County.
The Next Chapter
Vibrant Communities has transformed Elkhart County in its first five years. What’s next is a renewed approach building on our successes.
We want to be inclusive, lift up our friends, neighbors, and organizations, to drive home how quality of place makes us all healthier, more resilient, and wealthier – individually and collectively.
We’ve inspired people to love Elkhart County and to collaborate to make our community more vibrant. Our community of makers in Elkhart County will spark the next phase of transformational actions by working together and sharing our vision for our future.
No matter where you are in Elkhart County’s life, we want you to be involved. We scheduled feedback forums around the county in March from the 1st to the 3rd – if you missed those meetings we have a survey just for you!
In November residents of Elkhart County gathered at the Goshen Theater to discuss the future of Vibrant Communities and brainstorm ideas to make our county a more vibrant place.
You are invited to do the same!
The Next Chapter is supported by two groups of community members working closely with staff, a planning consultant team, and other community members to bring insight and perspective.
Process leaders and principal representatives of the process.
Focused on word-of-mouth marketing and promotion of public engagement opportunities.
Lend your voice in community meetings March 1 – 3!
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No matter where you are in Elkhart County’s life,
we want you to be involved.
This only works when we get a wide – we mean WIDE – buy-in. No one gets left behind. And we’re going to have an awesome next few years, and beyond!
– Arvis Dawson and Suzie Weirick,
co-chairs, Vibrant Communities
Love Elkhart County?
When you love where you live, you relish chances to contribute to the community and help make your neighborhood, workplace or city that much better.
Here’s how you can get involved:
- Be inspired by our achievements, our amazing neighbors, and the fun things we’ve created.
- Share your love of Elkhart County with your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, hair stylist, dog groomer, the cashier at the grocery store, etc.
- Sign up for our monthly newsletter.
Elkhart County is a place where quality craftsmanship, innovation and collaboration results in a well-crafted life.
Vibrant Communities is an initiative to strengthen Elkhart County’s great communities.
This movement is guided by three core beliefs: